Go with What You Know
I have been in more than one conversation lately where the speaker expressed some confusion over finding God’s will for their life. This is something we all struggle with from time to time. Regrettably, it is all too easy to become anxious in our searching and to let the search become our focus. In doing so, we overlook God’s provision and blessing that is sufficient for today. We lose our joy and our simple moment by moment dependence on God because we’re looking in the wrong place and in the wrong way.
God reveals His plan as we are ready to receive it and on His timetable. Our God is a God of order. His order always includes our surrender and obedience first and then His word to us second. He will not give us a fresh word until we’ve been obedient with that which He has already given us. If there is something that we have not dealt with, some sin or matter of faith that we are not acting on, then we can’t expect God to speak beyond the place that we have stopped.
God is pleased when we seek His plan for our life. Even better, however, is when we seek God Himself above anything and everything else. The moment we try to get away from “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33a) is the moment we take our eyes off of Him and, like Peter, start to sink in the waves of our circumstances.
Go with what you know. Live each day in simple reliance on our Heavenly Father and seek Him above and beyond anything else. “and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33b)
Know all You Can
Even as we seek to live in simple reliance on God we never have an excuse to stop learning, cease growing or stand still in our faith. I believe an honest and true search for the face of God will encompass as much study, prayer and learning time as we can muster, and will continue even into the next life where finally see Him face to face.
That’s why we simply don’t have time to be distracted. God is so big, so wonderful and so amazing that spending the time to get to know Him is always to our benefit. God wants to bless His children by using them to bless others and by giving them more of Himself. That can only happen as we strive to know Him ever better and understand His love ever greater.
No matter where you are in your journey of faith, the principles remain the same. Seek God first and above all. Love Him with your whole heart and let nothing stand between you and Him. Learn all you can about your Heavenly Father by spending time with Him and His children and grow strong in your faith and your knowledge of God.
Are you searching for God and His will in your life right now? What obstacles seem to be in the way? What’s keeping you from being exactly what God would have you to be?